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Ascent of El Diente on 2007-11-01

Climber: Chris Jaquet

Others in Party:Patrick Berry
Pete Dunn
Date:Thursday, November 1, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:El Diente
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:14159 ft / 4315 m

Ascent Trip Report

Early AM start, encoutered snow at about 12000 ft but very walkable. Snow on N. Face required crampons/ice axe. Traverse on N. face was sketchy since we were the first ones there since the first big snow of the season (scree under 2 ft. of powder)

Patrick and Pete were sketched out by the final 15 ft. of climbing to reach the summit so I soloed it. Sweet summit!
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:S. face to ridgeline, ridgline to N. face, N. face
    Trailhead:meadow trailhead (not Navajo lake TH)  
Descent Statistics
    Trailhead:meadow trailhead (not Navajo lake TH)  



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